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Prison to Profit: Woman uses mugshot to boost her braiding business

After her arrest and mugshot, Shia Milan Yearwood becomes the new #prisonbae.

Missy Elliott pays beautiful tribute to Aaliyah with throwback photos

The hip-hop icon remembers her late friend and collaborator on her 39th birthday
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Tamika Mallory talks Women’s March, Trump, and #MeToo

Tamika Mallory explains the evolution of the Women's March.

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The long-awaited debut of Black Lightning is finally upon us, premiering tonight on The CW. TheGrio caught up with the show’s star, Cress Williams, to find out how he feels about being a black super hero and how the show...
Diann Valentine is a relationship expert who has been helping women find love for years. Now, she has invited Bravo TV along for the ride while she takes five black women to Rome to land an Italian stallion on...

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Prison to Profit: Woman uses mugshot to boost her braiding business

After her arrest and mugshot, Shia Milan Yearwood becomes the new #prisonbae.
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Michelle Obama’s 5 best looks as First Lady

There will never be another First Lady like Michelle Obama...
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Walk among the tree tops and mountains at New York’s ‘Wild Center’

In the fourth and final episode of theGrio.com's 'Journeyman' series, Fitz Henley walks among the tree tops in upstate New York...
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All the people already trying it in 2018

Most of the people and entities described here are habitual line-steppers (word to Charlie Murphy) whose actions are not surprising, but still annoying.

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After Simone Biles’ sexual abuse revelation here’s what parents need to know to keep kids safe

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles took to Twitter to issue a letter on Monday to...
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Clippers, Rockets players allegedly confront each other in locker room after game, security called

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA is planning to speak with players from both the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers to determine the specifics of late-game and postgame events involving the teams...
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Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor Larry Nassar

Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles says she is among the athletes sexually abused by a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor...
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EXCLUSIVE: Aja Evans gears up to bring her #BlackGirlMagic to the 2018 Winter Olympics

The bobsled Bronze medal holder hopes to join the short list of Black women to take home gold

Business

Why #EssenceSoBlack acquisition is not quite a happily ever after

The legacy publication's recent acquisition is positive news, but this is only the beginning
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The Black unemployment rate is at its lowest since 1972

Rate for African-Americans takes dive below 7 percent line for first time

Essence magazine is once again completely Black-owned

African-American led Essence Ventures acquires legacy brand from Time Inc.
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Don Peebles lands $1.2 billion development deal in downtown Los Angeles

Earlier this month, the millionaire developer received approval for a $1.2 billion project in downtown Los Angeles...